August 30, 2012
Vice Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi (NSC 1987), an anti-submarine warfare specialist, will take over as the new Navy Chief succeeding Admiral Nirmal Verma who retires on Friday.
58-year-old Joshi, who is at present the Western naval Commander, is taking over the force at a time when it is set to operate two aircraft carriers and induct a large number of warships, long-range surveillance aircraft and submarines. He will have a three-year tenure.
Vice Admiral Joshi has commanded the tri-services Andaman and Nicobar Island command and also headed the Integrated Defence Staff headquarters here. He also commanded the Vizag-based Eastern Fleet of the Navy.
Commissioned in 1974, the Vice Admiral has commanded the aircraft carrier INS Viraat, guided-missile destroyer Ranvir and corvette INS Kuthar.
A graduate of the Naval War College, USA, he is an alumnus of the College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai and National Defence College here.
Posted by Jenna M. Gagne, Office of Alumni Affairs
Originally published at http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/new-navy-chief-to-take-charge-tomorrow-261175